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Affordable Learning Solutions: Pollak Library Materials

Cal State Fullerton's guide to lowering the cost of course materials!

The Library Can Help

Pollak Library offers eBooks, streaming video, a wide range of databases, as well as Interlibrary Loan service for anything we don't own. You can link eBooks and streaming video into your courses, and, you can link to articles at the library as course readings and to build course packs.

Your subject librarian, and the Open Educational Resources Librarian Michaela Keating, can help you discover even more materials.

Jump to information about finding and creating permanent links to library materials.



Creating stable links to journal articles

1. Look for a provided permalink.

EBSCOhost databases have a Permalink feature. ProQuest databases have a permalink as part of auto-generated citations. In some databases, the web address in your browser bar will work as a permalink.

2. Test your permalink.

Copy and paste your permalink into an incognito/private window, in another browser altogether, or even better yet, from home (off campus). 

3. If the link doesn't open, try adding the proxy server address to the web address.

To route requests through the proxy server, you need to add the following to the end of the link's stem:

So that:


If it doesn't work, there are extra steps that you can try:

Send us the links and library staff will create the stable links for you.


Use the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for the article.
Create a link by placing in front of the DOI. The stable link will look like

NOTE: The link created using the DOI sometimes directs people to a list of sources for the article, not all of which are available to CSUF patrons.

Link to the Library Catalog record. Look for the reading in Xerxes: Article Basic Search or Book Search. Open the record, but not the reading itself. Copy and paste the link from the browser bar. Do not use the proxy prefix. The stable link will look like:

Students will need to click on the green "Access on Internet" link and then log in to access the reading.

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Your Librarian Subject Consultant can help you select OER and discover library materials!

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